ACT International Subject Test (AIST) Computer-Based Testing

ACT testing outside the United States is conducted through computer-based testing (CBT) at test centers. This solution provides a personalized and secure testing experience for examinees. ACT is committed to ensuring a high-quality assessment that provides a level playing field for all students.

Test Dates

Test dates for the 2022-2023 year are shown below. Up to two test sessions—morning and afternoon—are available per day, depending on location. If you want to offer an afternoon session, you must also offer a morning session. Based on your selections during the renewal/establishment process, ACT will determine your center’s sessions.

Fall 2022 Test Dates

Friday Test DatesSaturday Test Dates
16 September 2022
17 September 2022
28 October 2022
29 October 2022
16 December 2022
17 December 2022

Administration Policies

Technical Coordinator Responsibilities

The technical coordinator installs and configures testing system software and helps the test coordinator set up computers for testing. The person in this role must be available on test day to help resolve any technical issues that may arise.

He or she is responsible for the tasks listed below:

  • Ensure the site’s computers and infrastructure meet online testing technical requirements.
  • Install the Unity Enterprise Application on testing devices.
  • Run readiness tests on each testing device.
  • Help the test coordinator and other staff set up for test day. 
  • Troubleshoot technical issues that staff or examinees may have on test day.  

Test Coordinator Responsibilities

The test coordinator leads the test-day team to ensure examinees at your center test under the same conditions as examinees at every other center. The test coordinator may serve at only one center and must be on file at ACT. He or she has overall responsibility for coordinating test site operations, including storing materials and setting up test rooms. The test coordinator provides the continuity and administrative uniformity necessary to ensure that the examinees are tested under standardized and secure conditions. 

He or she is responsible for the tasks listed below:

  • prepare facilities (select & reserve rooms, prepare test rooms)
  • assign & train staff (select all staff and train)
  • coordinate testing activities (seating arrangements, work with technical coordinator, ensure all testing data is uploaded after completion)
  • maintain security
  • ensure complete documentation (verify and return all required documentation after testing)

For a complete list of detailed instructions reference:

Contact Info

If you have questions, you may contact us via:

Phone: 319.337.1993

Email: OSUS@act.org